Celebrating imagination, collaboration, and innovation all this month. See what’s in store!

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Let your creativity and imagination soar in the Library Makerspace (on the second floor).

Libraries are full of magic. From the bookshelves to the meeting rooms, worlds are created and problems are solved every day. And in the Estes Valley Library, some of our best magic takes place in the Makerspace. 

This March, let’s celebrate the art of making! Makerspace March is a time to explore all that the Makerspace offers, as well as other “maker” services and book collections to guide you on your creativity journey. Join us for open crafts, classes, workshops, author visits, and more. 

Throughout the month, YOU are making magic in the Makerspace. Most days, adults (and patrons under 15 who are accompanied by an adult) are invited to drop in for an open craft: our team will provide a concept, the supplies, and instructions. Pop by — no registration required — and make an item to take home with you. From wood burning to using the Cricut, crafting jewelry to customizing water bottles, it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill in an easygoing environment. 

You can even work on that “unfinished object.” Have you been meaning to mend a tear, sew a button, or glue an item back together? Visit on Sunday afternoons; we’ll make our tools and supplies available for the pesky item on that household to-do list.

While many Makerspace services are for the adult crowd, remember that the Makerspace is for all ages! Teens & tweens can check out one of our many structured teen and tween programs this month, including our “Break and Make” Robotics & Tech series. On March 18 and March 28, disassemble old tech and find out what the insides look like. Special thanks to the Town of Estes Park for providing items!

Even the littles can be makers: on Saturday, March 18, children ages 2-6 are invited to make a beeswax candle. We’ll provide a wick, the beeswax sheet, and guidance, of course. Kiddos can roll up their own candles to take home.

On Wednesday, March 22, business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs are invited to a special “Creative Business After Hours.” From 4 -6 p.m., explore tools that can help your business thrive. Laser engrave name badges or keychains, make buttons or magnets, create custom thank-you cards, personalize tote bags, or even use the laminator for menus or signs! Bring your logo and we’ll show you how the Makerspace can support your business.

The Makerspace was built by local enthusiasm: generous donors to the Library Friends & Foundation. We’re grateful for their vision so that this March, we can exercise our creativity and be makers! Learn more about March programs and collections at estesvalleylibrary.org/makermarch. 

Have you taken the online Makerspace Orientation? Find out more here.